Blood Drive Donors to Receive Free Camping

Published March 12, 2018

CARLYLE LAKE The American Red Cross in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Carlyle Lake Visitors Center from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The American Red Cross works diligently every day to keep an adequate supply of blood available.  The need for blood is ongoing—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the United States a blood transfusion is needed every two seconds.  The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the gift of life to help meet the demand.  

The Corps of Engineers fully supports the efforts of Red Cross and will reward those participants donating blood with a certificate for one night of free camping at Carlyle Lake.  The certificate can be used at any standard, single capacity, non-reservable site at McNair, Boulder, Coles Creek, Dam East or Dam West Campground. 

For more information about this and other events Carlyle Lake, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at

Doug Wasmuth
Kim Hammel

Release no. 18-014